Rice University's Humanities building houses many Arts disciplines for future Van Goghs and Mozarts.. Humanity Among Art Designed by architect Allan Greenberg of Washington, D.C., the Mediterranean-style structure continues the Rice campus motif. The college site features courtyards, covered passageways and an elegant main lobby. It's located just south of the Fondren Library.<p> The Stats Rice University is consistently ranked one of America's best teaching and research universities. The Humanities building's 30,000 square feet spread out over three floors house eight modern classrooms for philosophy, history and religion, seminar rooms decorated with grand tables, and offices for the dean and professors.